Jobs for “Data Science” Up 7-fold, for “Statistician” Down by Half

March 14, 2017
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Jobs for “Data Science” Up 7-fold, for “Statistician” Down by Half

The Bureau of Labor Statistics projects that jobs for statisticians will grow by 34% between 2014 and 2024. However, according to the nation’s largest job web site, the number of companies looking for “statisticians” is actually in sharp decline. Those … Continue reading
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Reuse a Graph with Different Data

March 13, 2017
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This post is from SAS Author Sanjay Matange. It's part of our SAS Author Tips series. Do you have a complex multi-cell graph created in ODS Graphics Designer that you’d like to reuse with different data? Ideally, you’d like to change the data without having to change the plots in each cell. The

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Find your birthday in the digits of pi

March 13, 2017
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Find your birthday in the digits of pi

It is time for Pi Day, 2017! Every year on March 14th (written 3/14 in the US), geeky mathematicians and their friends celebrate "all things pi-related" because 3.14 is the three-decimal approximation to pi. This year I use SAS software to show an amazing fact: you can find your birthday

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Find a pattern in a sequence of digits

March 10, 2017
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Find a pattern in a sequence of digits

I recently needed to solve a fun programming problem. I challenge other SAS programmers to solve it, too! The problem is easy to state: Given a long sequence of digits, can you write a program to count how many times a particular subsequence occurs? For example, if I give you

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Transitioning from programming in SAS 9 to SAS Viya

March 8, 2017
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Editor’s note: This is the first in a series of posts to help current SAS programmers add SAS Viya to their analytics skillset. In this post, SAS instructors Stacey Syphus and Marc Huber introduce you to the new Transitioning from Programming in SAS 9 to SAS Viya video library, designed to show SAS programmers

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What’s your next move? (analytics for a chess tournament)

March 8, 2017
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The NC Scholastic Chess Championship is coming up this weekend, and my buddy Michael Thomas asked if I might could create a few graphs to help analyze the event data. How could I pass up an opportunity like that?!?! Read along, and find out what graphs...
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Display output conditionally with PROC DOCUMENT

March 8, 2017
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Display output conditionally with PROC DOCUMENT

Suppose you have several discrete variables. You want to conduct a frequency analysis of these variables and print the results, but ONLY for variables that have three or more levels. In other words, you want to conditionally display some results, but you don't know which variables satisfy the condition until

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Reorder the output from a BY-group analysis in SAS

March 6, 2017
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Reorder the output from a  BY-group analysis in SAS

After reading my article about how to use BY-group processing to run 1000 regression models, a SAS programmer asked whether it is possible to reorder the output of a BY-group analysis. The answer is yes: you can use the DOCUMENT procedure to replay a portion of your output in any

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Modern learners meet modern training at SAS Global Forum 2017

March 2, 2017
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Word on the proverbial technology street is that online learning is ideal for modern learners, and, at SAS, we wholeheartedly agree. In 2016, more the 80,000 SAS users trained in an online or blending learning format. In 2017, we kicked off the year wi...
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